The Will to Win: Muschamp Admires Herring

Will Muschamp talks about the big game Auburn got from senior Will Herring in a victory over LSU.

Auburn, Ala.--Will Muschamp has been predicting that the move of Will Herring to linebacker would be big for Auburn's defense.

After strong performances in his first two games at strongside linebacker, the former three-year starter at free safety was terrific from start to finish in Auburn's 7-3 victory over LSU. Herring led Auburn in tackles with six including 1 1/2 for five lost yards.

In an intense, physical game where every play mattered, Auburn's new defensive coordinator said he was glad Herring plays for the Auburn Tigers.

"Will has been extremely active for four years," said Muschamp, the former defensive coordinator at LSU. "I have been on the other side watching him make a lot of plays. Now I am glad he is on my side.

"He is an outstanding player, an outstanding leader and kid who typifies what Auburn football players are about."

Will Herring waits on a signal from Will Muschamp.

Muschamp added that Herring is the kind of guy he wants to coach in an old-fashioned, SEC football slugfest like the one Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium. "There ain't nothing like it," Muschamp said. "This isn't Arizona. This isn't ULL (LSU's first opponent, Louisiana-LaFayette. This is Auburn."

Herring and the Tigers will return to action next week with a home game vs. the Buffalo Bulls.


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